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by gnappi
24 Jun 2020, 22:18
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Looking at a used boat - need some help
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Looking at a used boat - need some help

Looks like a cool boat! I always wonder about boats with small motors and a dol-fin( or whatever it's called) and whether a re-power is in the long run a better prospect.

Let us know how she handles when you christen it?
by gnappi
24 Jun 2020, 22:12
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Bass fishing SoFlo
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Bass fishing SoFlo

Add to that the water is pristine, flowing and crystal clear. That is VERY odd in south Florida. It's sooo tempting to carve them up right there and fry them up. But I'm a C&R type always will be.
by gnappi
23 Jun 2020, 22:22
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Bass fishing SoFlo
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Bass fishing SoFlo

Last fall my GF moved into a villa in a gated community circled by a ~15' wide canal. I haven't been able to get out much, but I caught this one there in a couple of feet of water. Her son got a 5 pounder there a couple of months ago.

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by gnappi
15 Jun 2020, 23:08
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: "Unique" battery cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 171

"Unique" battery cooler

I got most all of the parts in and can start assembly, temperature and current analysis this weekend. We'll see!
by gnappi
15 Jun 2020, 23:04
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: "Unique" battery cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 171

"Unique" battery cooler

Thanks Gnappi. Maybe the auto batteries are less exposed because they don't cycle down so much, but this from an admittedly non-expert. Anyway, interesting approach. Yeah, initially I thought so too, but we had some 50 12 volt lead acid batteries in our corporate UPS which basically NEVER cycled do...
by gnappi
15 Jun 2020, 22:58
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Maybe I should be ashamed of myself.
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Maybe I should be ashamed of myself.

I had to read that twice to make sure I got it the first time. Good thinking.
by gnappi
08 Jun 2020, 23:18
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fish Finder Battery Revisited....
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Fish Finder Battery Revisited....

I've searched here and found a few posts on using the small sealed batteries for fish finders. My question is, using a 12v 7ah battery, how long will it run one without having to charge it? I do alot of catfishing and I am usually on the water for up to 5 hours, I'll be using it the whole time. Wou...
by gnappi
06 Jun 2020, 09:46
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: "Unique" battery cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 171

"Unique" battery cooler

I'm torn on this issue. Experts say anything above 85 on a battery that gets cycled often is bad for it but car batteries last a LONG time in a pretty hot environment.

That said since mine are in the sun full time and being charged and discharged often, I'm taking the safe cooler route.
by gnappi
04 Jun 2020, 11:32
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: "Unique" battery cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 171

"Unique" battery cooler

Solar panels (~18 volt rated for 12v systems go up to around 200 watts max) are about a dollar per watt (less if you shop right) the larger you go in wattage, the less expensive. Smaller 100 watt panels can go as high as $1.50 per watt. If you go for over 200 watt panels for higher voltage systems, ...
by gnappi
03 Jun 2020, 23:41
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: "Unique" battery cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 171

"Unique" battery cooler

My setup is obviously not for boating but I have two (soon to be three) 80 Ah batteries being charged by over 450 watts of solar cells running my outdoor lighting, and water feature pumps. Since my batteries are in direct sunlight shaded only by a dense bush in a pot, I'm building a dual system (cha...
by gnappi
03 Jun 2020, 23:02
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Batteries

I just bought their largest deep cycle battery for my solar array. I plan on adding another one later on. The closest I can get in a "better" AGM is over $300 and I'll take my chances wit a $99 battery and see.
by gnappi
12 May 2020, 07:01
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Where to fish for snakeheads in Eastern Pa.
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Where to fish for snakeheads in Eastern Pa.

Captain Ahab wrote:
01 May 2020, 07:40
Used to be in FDR park by the staduims

I do not know if that is still true
They're nearly impossible to eradicate so I'll bet they are still there. Failing that we could use some help down here taking them :-)
by gnappi
28 Apr 2020, 11:44
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Smokers, what do you have? what do you like?
Replies: 28
Views: 603

Smokers, what do you have? what do you like?

I just threw away a Charbroil vertical smoker. It was 2 years old and kept under a cover under overhanging eaves set on top of a raised stone platform and it rusted EVERYWHERE! Every rack, handle, tray and even the feet were trashed.

It's good this thread turned up, I'm shopping for another :-)
by gnappi
20 Apr 2020, 09:30
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: 150 hp equivalent Elec. Outboard
Replies: 6
Views: 245

150 hp equivalent Elec. Outboard

I look at this and kind of think what Rich was alluding to. Seems like it would be best to focus on putting out a viable lower HP electric outboard. There are a lot of boats with 9.9 HP - 60 HP outboards. Just seems like a good place to start. IDK, maybe boats that are capable of a 150 HP outboard ...
by gnappi
19 Apr 2020, 14:21
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 50
Views: 1503

Corona Virus

I received a letter from the county health department asking STRONGLY that I call them and called them today, more than surprised that their regular 9-5 office hours were extended :-) I spoke at length to a gal about my symptoms and she asked (very nicely) if I would be willing to receive a call dur...